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God exalts Christ for he is doubly worthy of honour as Creator and Purifier of sin.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Christians of God's Beloved Covenant Forgive.
Matthew 18:19-35
God's providence through his messengers to his beloved children assures our grace, mercy, and peace.
1 Timothy 1:1-2
Unity Achieved in the Depth of the Gospel
Philippians 2:1-11
The Perseverance of the Christian Depends on God's Gift and God's Sustaining Power
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
How can you tell the sincerity of your faith?  By the words that you speak.
James 3:1-12
To behold Christ is to be transformed in believing obedience
James 2:14-26
Blessed is the man who desires to do good with his whole being without partiality, for God has saved him wholly.
James 2:1-13
True Religion is displayed in a sanctified love for God and love for neighbour.
James 1:19-27
Those who fall away do so because of sin and lack love for God and not because God is unfaithful to keep his saints.
James 1:12-18
Trials increase our faith to God, but when they are difficult God gives aid to see his unswerving goodness in Christ, our exaltation.
James 1:2-11
For Christians: rejection of a God who sent his Son to die for us and his Spirit to restore us yields an incomparably severe punishment.
Hebrews 10:26-31
Worldly Success is No Sure Sign of God's Favour.
James 4:13-17
The perfect Jesus is the perfect high priest, the perfect sacrifice, and the source of a perfect, everlasting covenant.
Hebrews 7:20-28
God shall keep you through the prayer of others for your joyful growth in theology leading to a life of grateful doxology.
Colossians 1:9-12
A people saved for a glorious purpose.
Exodus 19:4-6
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!  Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
1 Peter 1:3-5
We need gospel-unity because it is a gift from God for our assurance and for Christ's glory.
Philippians 1:27-30
The Immeasurable Gift of the Gospel
2 Corinthians 5:21
God's Love, God's Salvation, God's Grace, God's Glory.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Christians, if someone wrongs you and refuses to humbly repent, then let him go, because God desires to keep and protect you from his sin.
Matthew 18:15-20
I cling to my Lord who is my Helper, Saviour and Friend.
1 Peter 3:18
We have full confidence in the revealed, illumined and inspired Word of God given to us by the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians 2
What is more amazing than being set free from sin?  Being set free to Christ, our righteousness and keeper forever.
1 Peter 2:24-25
As those identified with Christ, we are called to live new lives enabled by a glorious God.
Romans 6:1-4
Death in Adam; life in Christ.
Romans 5
If you have been called to preach the gospel, do not relent, because God delights in your ministry.
2 Timothy 4:1-8
Grass withers and flowers fade, but the word of our God shall stand forever.
2 Timothy 3
What does a false teacher look like?  He appears to be godly, but, in truth, he seeks only to steal and devour.  Avoid these wolves.
2 Timothy 3:1-9
Scripture is from God alone.  Let no man claim otherwise.
Galatians 1
Although our sin deserves punishment, the love and grace of God, through Christ, intercede to give us everlasting joy.
Romans 5:1-17
What is our joy?  It is not ourselves.  It is the love of God in Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:6-11
Condemnation follows us in Adam, but Rejoicing is our reward in Christ
Romans 5:1-14
Good News! The life, death and resurrection of Christ is the source of our faith, pardon, justification, and reconciliation to God.
Romans 5:1-11
Rejoice!  God doesn't just save, and God doesn't just promise a future, but He promises His love and help for those who believe now.
Romans 5:1-5
Faith in God to fulfill His promises by grace is the only way by which we can be saved
Romans 4:13-25
Abraham was justified by faith, as are those who follow in his footsteps.
Romans 4:1-12
Who is the blessed man?  He who seeks after the very things of God.  To Him shall be a heavenly reward and satisfaction forever.
Psalms 1
Righteousness is a gift to those who cannot save themselves, and, instead, fall at the cross and confess Christ as Lord.
Romans 3
In God there is no contradiction, for the law condemns self-righteous sinners, but God saves the repentant who believe in Christ.
Romans 3:1-26
Church, set your minds on things above by loving one another as Christ loved you, which is your thanksgiving to God.
Colossians 3:12-17
What is the advantage of having the Law?  To know God's will.  Does the law justify?  No, it condemns.  Simply, the Law is good, we are not.
Romans 3:1-20
God is immeasurably compassionate, so much so that we cannot truly grasp it, and yet, it is exactly sufficient to accomplish His plans.
Jonah 4
God saves us to show us Himself.  Namely, that He is unlike any other and requires our worship through obedience.
Deuteronomy 4:32-40
It is not too late!  Repent and Believe!  He is merciful and mighty, alone, to save.
Jonah 3
When we are in despair without hope of deliverance, look to the merciful Lord who is faithful to save and deliver.
Jonah 2
Obey when God calls.  Reject God and suffer the consequences.  In both obedience and disobedience, God will accomplish His purposes.
Jonah 1
In Christ we are made heirs to the throne of God, justified by faith, children of promise and free from the shackles of law.
Galatians 3:15-29
The Law was Given for Blessing, but it Became a Curse
Romans 3:1-8
God is Holy, We are Sinful, He shall Judge the Nations.
Romans 2
How Does God Prevent Divine Contradiction? By Revealing His Power in the Gospel.
Romans 1
Marks of True Salvation: A New Heart, Divine Conviction and the Delight of God Alone.
Romans 2:25-29
God wants us for Himself, so He does it by Himself, for our joy, and His worship.
Psalms 23
Jews, the bearers of the law, are not exempt from the wrath of God
Romans 2:17-24
Spiritual gifts in the public assembly are for its mutual benefit and the reflection of God's character.
1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Christ, Our Master and Commander - the Anchor of Our Faith.
Matthew 8:23-27
Men lead as men, women submit as women, and do it for the pleasure of God and the gospel.
1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Prayer for the Peace of God Rooted in the Character of God Given to the People of God through the Son of God.
1 Timothy 2
Healthy Churches for Christ-Centred, Gospel-Hearing, Cross-Bearing Peoples.
Acts 6:1-8
No one receives pardon, all are to be judged. For those in the law, Christ's example condemns.
Romans 2:12-16
If you are good, then God shall give life; If you are bad, then God shall render destruction.
Romans 2:6-11
Come ye weary, heavy-laden, lost and ruined by the fall, if you tarry, till you're better, you will never come at all.
Romans 2:1-5
How do we stay motivated to share the gospel to the nations? We see the immensity of the grace that we first received.
Romans 1:1-7
What is the result when God abandons sinners? They seek pleasure in things just like themselves, which will always be insufficient.
Romans 1:26-27
God abandons those who refuse to love and obey Him, but such abandonment does not come without a hope of restoration.
Romans 1:24-25
God alone saves and justifies
Romans 1:16-17
What is the primary motivation for God's wrath against humanity, and what is man's chief sin?
Romans 1:18-23
We need to praise God for the faithfulness of gospel-centred missions, but the task is not complete. Does God call me to go? Faithful steps.
Romans 1:8-15
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Worship Leading to Life and Worship Leading to Death
Romans 1:28-32
When God gives us up to our sinfulness, it is a complete destruction of everything He originally intended.
Published May 24th, 2018
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Those [all] who refuse to worship the true God, as he intended, will receive none of the blessings that he intended, namely, life, but rather will be left with an absence of His knowledge and goodness, yielding all forms of corruption and unrighteousness in such a way that leads to death.
Romans 1:28-32
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God,
The creatures of the creator God, who were created to worship Him, did not worship Him
z God gave them up to a a debased mind
THERFORE, God gave them up to a mind that was less than what he intended (by withdrawing their true knowledge of Him)
to do b what ought not to be done.
He left them with less than what they originally had IN ORDER THAT they might do the very things he never intended to do (that their guilt might be shown in totality
They were filled
IN OTHER WORDS they become consumed
with all manner of unrighteousness,
AND they are consumed not with righteous things [for only God is righteous], but of every unrighteousness (since they do not acknowledge God)
AND they are consumed with evil things (as the only God is good)
AND they are consumed with jealousy (as only God can satisfy)
AND they are consumed with bad intent (as only God can intend our good (Roms 8:28))
They are full of envy,
THE RESULT of being filed with unrighteousness is becoming envious of your neighour (a corrupted heart leading to external consequences)
AND when you become envious, you give into your desires and take what is not yours
AND when you have taken unrighteously, you feel guilty for it and will be consumed with anxiety and chaos (lacking in peace)
AND when you lack peace and are uncomfortable, you lie to people who see your distress or see your guilt
AND as you lie to people, you seek not their betterment or their good, but your own good and their bad (cover up your lies, perhaps do worse to them than you did to your original neighbour
They are gossips,
OR THE RESULT can be less overt - corruption of the heart that leads to a cowardly insidiousness, such as speaking of others behind their backs
AND as your heart becomes more corrupt, you speak negatively of these people without justification and without their knowledge
haters of God,
AND because you slander these people, you do not care that they are creatures of God/images of God, and so you hate God himself
AND as you hate God and His creatures, you disrespect them
AND you act arrogantly
AND you see yourself as your own saviour/as the truth
inventors of evil,
AND because you have no God, or because you are your own god, you invent ways to deceive others and continue to deceive yourself
disobedient to parents,
AND you reject wisdom of others that see your path of destruction, especially those who know you best
AND the person who rejects wisdom is a fool (Proverbs 12 and 15)
AND the fool has no god/God
AND the godless have no concern for others
AND no concern for others leads only to self-concern
Though they know c God’s righteous decree
AND WHEN God gives you up, and you do what is not meant to be done (by becoming unrighteous), despite knowing what is righteous and what God requires of you
that those who practice such things d deserve to die,
IN OTHER WORDS that you know that doing what is unrighteous leads to death
they not only do them
NOT only did they do the things that lead to death
but e give approval to those who practice them.
BUT they also encouraged others do this unrighteousness too, making the spread of evil and death an inevitable consequence for the world
Logical relationship may also be a concession - even though they know what's right, they partake in the wrong and encourage others to do the same.
Progression because unrighteousness breeds more unrighteousness (corruption follows corruption - a righteous man cannot corrupt a righteous man, only unrighteousness can corrupt), just as righteousness can only seek to cleanse unrighteousness and breed/restore more righteousness
It can be both
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